Sadiq Khan MP was on Good Morning Britain discussing how Londoners, and the rest of England will be joining the other nations in wearing face masks and coverings in shops and supermarkets after Prime Minister Boris Johnson made it compulsory from July 24. Kicking off the interview, presenter Kate Garraway gave the London Mayor the chance to explain the situation he was in on Friday, whereby video footage was posted to social media showing him partaking in an interview, talking about the important of face masks and not wearing one himself. Resident host GMB Piers Morgan blasted the politician and today, Khan hit back.
“You yourself has received some flack – maybe unfairly – because you’ve been pictured not wearing one sometimes and yet advocating wearing them at other times,” Garraway began.
“Good morning Kate, so I’m at home now in South London,” Khan reasoned, explaining why he wasn’t wearing a mask since he was indoors.
“I think your colleague Piers Morgan criticised me because on Friday, I was at Applebee’s in Borough Market,” Khan added.
“[I was] outdoors, socially distancing more than two-metres from the journalist who teased me for making sure I was two-metres from him – and I was there to promote the importance of Borough Market and people safely returning to Borough Market and other places.